Summer is a critical time for students in their academic journeys. Students at all grade levels can digress up to two or three months in their academic skills due to a nonacademic summer. The following resources may help guide summer programming and help raise awareness for parents in order to prevent summer learning loss.


Core Messages for Summer Learning Day and Grade-Level Reading (PDF)
Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources
Resources to Help Your Students Avoid Summer “Brain Drain”
Seize the Summer: Keep Kids Active and Engaged in Learning
Seven Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Loss
Summer Learning Made Easy
Tips for Parents: Keep Your Children Active and Healthy During the Summer (PDF)
Tips for Parents: Read this Summer (PDF)

* Disclaimer: The resources provided deal with arts-related programming in general and certain practices may not be applicable to 21st Century Community Learning Centers. If you are unsure if a recommended practice is permissible, please contact your program officer at the Pennsylvania Department of Education.